Birder's Guide

MAR 2017

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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77 March 2017 | Birder's Guide to Travel phalaropes, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Sabine's Gull, Cassin's Auklet, Rhinoceros Auklet. SEASONAL: Flesh-footed Shearwater, South Polar Skua, Buller's Shearwater, Short-tailed Shearwater, Leach's Storm-Petrel, Long-tailed Jaeger, Arctic Tern. INFREQUENT: Laysan Albatross, Manx Shearwater, Xantus's Murrelet, Ancient Murrelet. Also nearshore species and marine mammals including whales. Organizer: Westport Seabirds. (360) 268-9141; pmand001@comcast.net; westportseabirds.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Newport, Oregon Destination: varies Dates: 20 May; 12, 26 Aug; 9, 16 Sep; 7, 28 Oct; 9 Dec Duration: varies Cost: varies Target species: SUMMER & FALL: Black-footed Albatross, Sooty, Pink-footed, Buller's, and Flesh-footed shearwaters, Fork-tailed and Leach's storm-petrels; South Polar Skua, all 3 jaegers, Sabine's Gull, Arctic Tern, phalaropes. WINTER: Laysan Albatross, Northern Fulmar, Short-tailed Shearwater, Ancient Murrelet. Organizer: Oregon Pelagic Tours. (971) 221-2534; oregonpelagictours.com; tim@oregonpelagictours.com • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Central and Northern California • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Port: Porto Bodega, Bodega Bay, California Destination: Cordell Bank Dates: 20 Aug Duration: 9–10 hours Cost: $80–$130 Target species: Cordell Bank can be an amazing spot, particularly so for storm-petrels, where we may find Ashy, Fork-tailed, Wilson's, and Black in warmer water years. Black-footed and Laysan albatrosses are regular, and some amazing vagrant albatrosses have been seen here. As we look for unusual birds, Sooty, Pink-footed, Buller's, and perhaps Flesh-footed shearwaters might be seen. A good spot for Scripps's Murrelet, along with more common species such as Rhinoceros Auklet, Cassin's Auklet, and sometimes Tufted Puffin. All three jaegers likely, and we will look for South Polar Skua; both phalaropes, Sabine's Gull, and Arctic Tern.

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